Our Editor’s Afternoon on Southport Avenue

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In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Southport Avenue in Lakeview became the most family-friendly street in Chicago. We spent a recent afternoon there and soaked up everything from a new community market to a hidden-gem park to an out-of-this-world barbershop. Flip through our photo album to see what editor Kelly and her two five-year-olds did on their afternoon blitz. Then get out there and choose your own adventure.

Explore & Much More

Amazingly imaginative, this hidden-gem play space was created with the help of a children’s museum designer. It’s smaller and narrower than most in town. But the intimacy is charming, and what it lacks in space it makes up for in wow-worthy features, like a tree house structure equipped with a telescope and “wind tubes” that blow soft balls and scarves through a mesmerizing maze.

3927 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview (773-880-5437 or exploreandmuchmore.com).

What is your favorite destination along Southport Ave? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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